Monday, February 21, 2011

Using Coaster Block Transparencies for Titles

I love the fun TTT Coaster blocks that come in our kits. Sometimes I have a hard time using them on my pages or figuring out how to make them pop. So I have come up with this flawless technique to pop them up on your layouts and use them as the title for the page all at the same time ( I am pretty sure Monica had this in mind too when she created them as my punches worked perfectly!)

  • Gather your coaster block transparencies
  • 2 inch punch
  • 3-3 1/2 inch punch or circle cutter
  • 4 inch circle cutter
  • Stickles, Rhinestones, gel pen optional
  • Letter Monogram, Number stickers or little letters
  • Glue dots and pop dots

Start with cutting your first circle 2" this will perfectly fit the inside circle of the transparency. Attach with glue dots. Then cut a 3-3 1/2 inch circle for the smaller outside circle. Mine is abot 3 1/4 inches because I liked it to stick out a little from the transparency circle. Attach it with glue dots also. Then cut your outer 4" circle and glue together. Embellish the outer edge with hand drawn stitches, Stickle dots, or rhinestones. Then add a number or letter that corresponds with your page. It could be the date, the year, age, Monogram, saying or anything. Add to your page using pop dots.

Here are a few examples:


Chrissy said...

Love it Carrie. My favorite is the page with her pictures, "You at 3!"

Anna said...

Love your pages! I agree, these work great especially with sketches that have a circle element.

Nathalie said...

You did a great job with the coasters transparencies and you shared great tips on how to use them! :D